This challenge is to stitch the given free design each month using whatever threads you like and finish it any way you choose.
This time, the chart was from Steekjes & Kruisjes van Marijke and the design can be found here.
There were lots of finishes this month and you can see them all in the gallery. Well done ladies!
Most were similar to the charted design but mine was very different.
I made a little Christmas stocking, hand drawn and little bit of a funny finished shape, but you get the idea of what it's supposed to be .....
and as I was cutting the backing piece of fabric I noticed it fell right across the saying "Special Present." Quite perfect and not planned at all, although the little stocking doesn't contain a present, the stocking itself will be a present at Christmas for a family member in their Christmas parcel.
It says on the border of what's left of the fabric fat quarter I have that this fabric design is "exclusive to Joann's." It came to me in a little parcel from across the water a while ago. I've received some wonderful and beautiful fat quarters over the time I have been blogging and making overseas friends in exchange parcels and as gifts, they are such a useful and precious thing in an exchange parcel.
The design for March has been chosen and is soooooo cute, but if you are not a member at NH you'll have to wait until the end of March to see which one Christine's chosen for us this time. I'll give you a clue, it's a snowman ..... lol.
Thank you for all your anniversary wishes for hubby and myself and also for your expert advice on the bunny button situation in my last post.
A very well known online stash shop here in the UK has the Elizabeth Designs Nature Alphabet chart for sale and they have a kit list for it. On looking it's not the brass charm, what they have is another type of button with only one hole in it. I've decided I'm going to wait till I've finished stitching it and try and find a little hare in the meantime. You never know I might just see a link to a shop I have never visited before on a blog and come across the perfect thing. Last night was supposed to be SAL night will Gillie on NA...... but I have been sitting on the naughty step today and emailed Gillie to say I didn't stitch on it. I had an appointment with a bedtime story and a little lady instead and was late home. Tonight it's The Little House in the Country with the Sampler Girl SAL (in other words, parlour night with Barb and the ladies at NH stitching on a design by LHN, CCN or Sampler Girl) so my Santa's Village Candy Cane Cottage will get the roof mended now I have found the missing thread to repair the roof tiles and i'll probably be having a fall of snow there too. I'll be stitching on Nature Alphabet on Thursday this week instead.
Well done to all those in the Stitch from Stash, I've caught up on some blog reading this afternoon and you are all doing so well with it for the second month.
Happy Stitching and crafting everyone.